July Press Release 2017

Submitted by Cody Smith on

6 West Emerald Street
Willard, OH 44890
419-933-8564 fax 419-933-4783 email: willard@oplin.org
 For immediate release. Contact Person: Barb Templeman


July brings the middle of summer to the Huron County Community Library. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss all the activities and events that the Willard Memorial Library location has planned for this month.On Monday, July 6 at 1p.m. join us in our Annex as Snap-Ed from the Huron County Extension Office presents: “How the World Eats”. Learn how families eat around the world and here.Come and take part in Pinterest Monday on July 10 at 6 p.m. in the Annex. Use recycled jeans to make a storage bag with embellishments. All materials are provided.


A SPECIAL EVENT is planned for July 13 at 6p.m. Ohio author Paul L. Gaus will be here to discuss his Amish mysteries, Amish life, and more. Books will be available to purchase that night and refreshments will be provided. Paul Gaus’s stories are set mostly in Holmes County, Ohio which is home to the world’s largest and most varied settlement of Amish and Mennonite people. Paul’s knowledge of the culture of “Plain People” stems from forty years of extensive exploration of the pastoral community. He lectures widely about the Amish people he has met and their lifestyles, culture, and religion. Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. join us for a no-sew tote bag made from your T-Shirt or one we provide. Come back on Monday, July 31 at 6 p.m. as Sharon Substanley returns for another look at Essential Oils and you. Bug bites, rashes, sunburn, dry skin, and sore muscles; learn how to soothe those summer problems with essential oils.


The Art Junction & Huron County Community Library presents: “The 6th Annual Community Summer Art Contest”! The Contest is open to everyone ages 11 and older. Artwork must be gallery ready: framed, matted and ready to hang. Three free entries may be submitted (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, or pottery). Exhibition will take place August 5-25 at the New Haven, Art Junction art gallery. Enter no later than July 29. Call the library at 419-933-8564 or Kevin Casto the Director of the Art Junction at 419-935-3404 for information.Plan ahead and get ready for the “BIG EVENT”. Mind, Body, & Sole 5K will take place here in Willard on August 5 at 8 a.m. Registration will start at 7 a.m. The Race will start and finish at the Willard Memorial Library Annex. All ages are welcome! Walkers are welcome! A Free Run for kids will follow the Race. For more information or to register ahead call or email: 419-933-8564, circ@huroncolib.org, or stop by any Huron County Community Library location.Hey Teens!! Come play Giant Jenga with us on July 10th at 4:30 p.m. During Teen Time we will be making our own Giant Jenga blocks out of pop cases and then we will try our hand at this fun game. On July 15that 11:30 a.m. celebrate the end of our Teen Summer Reading in Willard with a fun party and a movie. Watch with us as a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick Teens come and design your own Bag with Miss Jo on July 17 during Teen Time at 4:30 p.m. What makes games even more fun? Making them Giant!! Join us on July 24th at 4:30 p.m. for a special Teen Time Giant Memory Game! Come and learn “All about the Town” with Miss Mitzi on Wed. July 5 at 10:30 a.m. and Thurs. July 6 at 6:30 p.m. “Home Sweet Home” is the theme on July 12 at 10:30 a.m. and July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Our Story Times offer our little ones stories, songs, crafts and more. Artist and teacher, Jeff Nicholas, will be returning to our Willard location on July 7 at 1 p.m. Join us to learn step-by-step how to capture the imagination through original stories. Transform Sand with us on July 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. We will be making our own “Do-It-Yourself Kinetic Sand. Also on July 11 at 5:30 p.m., watch a movie with us. When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe. On July 12, enjoy some family fun with us and build with cardboard. We have tons of board from boxes to sheets. Bring your imagination and the whole family!! Sign-up is required to get a look at new Emerging Technology! All ages are welcome to reserve a spot as Meghan from Norweld visits us and brings a sampling of new technology and apps to demonstrate. Come check out coding apps, Ozbots, a Drone, a Code-A-Piller, and more. Meghan will even have some Augmented Reality apps for you to try.“Our Zoo to You” is coming back to our Willard location on July 14th to help celebrate the end of Summer Reading. All ages are welcome to this free event. Our Zoo to You brings exotic animals that everyone gets to touch and pet. You will learn all about different animals and get an up-close and personal experience. Our Build a Better World Summer reading prizes for the kids will be drawn following the program. This event will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall across the street from the Library. Two movie nights remain in the month of July. On July 18th at 5:30 p.m., come journey with Smurfette through the Forbidden Forest in search of the biggest secret in Smurf history. Join us July 25 at 5:30p.m. and watch as a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.